Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Captive by Aimée Carter

Kitty is being forced to appear as Lila, the Prime Minister's niece.  Her looks have been altered, she has a fake fiance, and she's basically a captive in the her "Uncle's" home.  She's not content and she's looking for a way out.  She never imagined what it would take for her to escape.

Harlequin Teen and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can grab a copy now.  You also might want to pick up the first in the series to give you background on the story line.

As Lila, she has duties and she's supposed to suck up to those politically important.  She has problems doing that, mostly because they are old bores, snobs and lechers.  In desperation, she decides to go see her old rebel friends and see if they can help her escape.  Unfortunately, they tell her she must stay; she's more important there.  She decides to steal information and escape with her love.  She almost makes it...

Now she's incarcerated in a prison where everyone has a job and no one trusts each other.  It's a cold hard world where people die daily.  Some just disappear.  Some are executed in a cage where everyone can watch.  Kitty doesn't understand all she sees or hears.  She's still working on the revolution.  And she's still mourning the loss of her love.  

This is a complex tale with various subplots.  Parts of it are repulsive but revolution has a price.  Absolute power corrupts.  I found the end intriguing and can't wait to see what happens in the next book in this series.  Kitty is a strong young woman, and she needs that strength to survive.

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